Elsevier and Russia’s Ural Federal University Sign License Agreement for Pure

April 22, 2014

MOSCOW, April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ –

First Russian university to have access to Elsevier’s research information

management system

Elsevier [http://www.elsevier.com ], a world-leading provider of scientific, technical
and medical information products and services, today announced it has reached an agreement
with Russia’s Ural Federal University (UrFU) to provide its researchers, faculty members
and management with access to Pure [http://info.scival.com/pure ], a research information
management system to enable evidence-based decisions, promote collaboration, simplify
administration and optimize impact. Pure is part of the Elsevier Research Intelligence
[http://www.elsevier.com/research-intelligence ] portfolio of tools and services.

Over the years, UrFU, one of the leading Russian universities, has focused on
increasing the quality and quantity of its research output with the aim of increasing its
position in the world research rankings. With access to Pure, UrFU researchers, faculty
members and management can improve transparency in their research processes, monitor and
facilitate collaboration and track the university’s research outcomes, including awarded
grants, publications and research output and impact. Furthermore, the customized
dashboards and flexible reporting capabilities will help managers make more strategic,
evidence-based decisions to improve the university’s performance.

Viktor Koksharov, UrFu’s Rector, said, “Pure will allow us to share our
accomplishments with the global scientific community. Centrally collecting research
information will give us more insights to enable us to increase the efficiency of research
management in the university.”

Igor Osipov, PhD, Regional Director at Elsevier Russia and Belarus, added, “We welcome
the innovative approach UrFu is taking for their future development. We are pleased to
extend our collaboration with the university and bringing Pure to the Russian market for
the first time. We are confident that with access to Pure the university can further
optimize their efforts to expand their global reputation.”

AboutUral Federal University

Ural Federal University (UrFU) [http://urfu.ru/en/home ] is the oldest higher
educational institution in the Ural region. It was founded in Ekaterinburg in 1920. Since
2008 the Ural University has carried the name of Boris Yeltsin, its graduate of 1955,
elected by the people in 1991 to be the first President of Russia. UrFU is one of the top
ranked scientific centres in Russia, carrying out research in natural, technical, and
social sciences, the humanities, and economics. The University includes 17 institutes
offering about 350 programs. UrFU research facilities include dozens of research centres,
innovation infrastructure, the research library boasting a collection of over three
million books, several museums, and specialised collections. The total number of students
at UrFU exceeds 28,000.

About Elsevier Research Intelligence

Elsevier Research Intelligence [http://www.elsevier.com/research-intelligence ] is a
comprehensive research information management portfolio which improves the ability to
establish, execute, and evaluate research strategies. The portfolio includes the
new-generation SciVal
[http://www.elsevier.com/online-tools/research-intelligence/products-and-services/scival ]
tools, the Pure
[http://www.elsevier.com/online-tools/research-intelligence/products-and-services/pure ]
system, and our custom Analytical Services
[http://www.elsevier.com/online-tools/research-intelligence/products-and-services/analytical-services ]
, as well as rich data assets like Scopus
[http://www.elsevier.com/online-tools/scopus ], and the reference management technology of
Mendeley [http://www.mendeley.com ]. Elsevier Research Intelligence enables research
organizations, funders, policy-makers, and individual researchers make better decisions,
improve collaboration, attract investment, and optimize expenditure – all to enhance
research strategy, execution, and performance.

About Elsevier

Elsevier is a world-leading provider of information solutions that enhance the
performance of science, health, and technology professionals, empowering them to make
better decisions, deliver better care, and sometimes make groundbreaking discoveries that
advance the boundaries of knowledge and human progress. Elsevier provides web-based,
digital solutions – among them ScienceDirect [http://www.sciencedirect.com ], Scopus
[http://www.scopus.com ], Elsevier Research Intelligence
[http://www.elsevier.com/online-tools/research-intelligence ] and ClinicalKey
[https://www.clinicalkey.com ] – and publishes nearly 2,200 journals, including The Lancet
[http://www.thelancet.com ] and Cell [http://www.cell.com ], and over 25,000 book titles,
including a number of iconic reference works.

The company is part of Reed Elsevier Group PLC [http://www.reedelsevier.com ], a
world-leading provider of professional information solutions in the Science, Medical,
Legal and Risk and Business sectors, which is jointly owned by Reed Elsevier PLC and Reed
Elsevier NV. The ticker symbols are REN (Euronext Amsterdam), REL (London Stock Exchange),
RUK and ENL (New York Stock Exchange).

        Media contact
        Galina Yakshonak
        Elsevier, Russia

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